Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 6/12/2014
Friday, June 13, 6:05 PM on RSN, MASN
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
Toronto Blue Jays - Hutchison, D (4-4) vs. Baltimore Orioles - Jimenez, U (2-7)
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Friday night, the Toronto Blue Jays will give the ball to Drew Hutchison as they square off against the Baltimore Orioles and Ubaldo Jimenez. Both pitchers will be making their 14th starts of the season.
Drew Hutchison evened his record to 4 - 4 with a 3.96 ERA after taking the loss in his last start. In that outing, Hutchison was touched up for 5 runs on 6 hits (including 2 home runs) in just 3 innings of work. He walked a batter and struck out 1. Hutchison appears to be getting back into form in his first season since 2012 after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
In his last season (2012) Hutchison went 5 - 3 with a 4.60 ERA in 11 starts. He started 2 games against the Orioles and came away with a 1 - 0 record and a 1.50 ERA. This season, Hutchison has 2 no-decisions against Baltimore after allowing just 2 runs on 10 hits (including a home run) in 12 innings with 3 walks and 14 strikeouts.
Ubaldo Jimenez was torched in his last outing and that dropped his record to 2 – 7 with an ERA of 5.01. In just 2.1 innings, Jimenez surrendered 6 runs on 2 hits (including a grand slam home run) while walking 5 and striking out just 2. It was easily his worst outing of the season. In 2013, Jimenez was much better as he compiled a record of 13 – 9 with an ERA of 3.30 in 32 starts for the Cleveland Indians.
Last season, Jimenez was 1 – 0 with a 0.75 ERA in 2 starts against the Blue Jays. This season, Jimenez took a loss to Toronto after allowing 5 runs on 10 hits in 5.1 innings.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 34-31-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.6
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 31-31-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore Orioles is -0.1
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
05/15/14 CF Colby Rasmus Hamstring 15-day DL (5/13)
05/12/14 P Sergio Santos Forearm 15-day DL (5/11)
05/04/14 P Brandon Morrow Hand 60-day DL (5/3)
04/14/14 2B Maicer Izturis Knee 60-day DL (4/14)
06/06/14 P Miguel Gonzalez Side 15-day DL (5/31)
06/03/14 P Johan Santana Shoulder 60-day DL (6/2), out for season
05/11/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 15-day DL (5/11)
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 3B Michael Almanzar Arm 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 LF Nolan Reimold Neck 60-day DL (3/26)
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto
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